Monday, September 13, 2010

Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya (born July 10, 1973), is an artist who builds custiom three- dimensional models and large-scale mosaics from popular everyday items and standard Lego toy brick. His unique, one-of-a-kind art creations are commissioned by companies, charities, individuals, museums, and galleries. Born in Colville, Washington and raised in Veneta, Oregon, Sawaya first came to national attention in 2004, when he won a nationwide search for a proffesional Lego Master Builder. He had his first solo exhibit in the Spring of 2007 at the Lancaster Museum of Art. "The Art of the Brick" is the first major museum exhibition in the U.S. to focus exclusively on the use of Lego building blocks as an art medium.

LEGO Pop-up Book, LEGO'S, Nathan Sawaya

Blackberry9360, LEGO'S, Flatscreen, Nathan Sawaya

Mt. Rushmore, Legos, Nathan Sawaya

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